K.RAJAN Professor

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  • Department of History
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • rajanarchy@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD Megalithic Culture in Coimbatore Region -A Study Mysore University 1988
2 MA Sociology Annamalai University 1985
3 PG Diploma Archaeology School of Archaeology 1982
4 MA Ancient History and Archaeology Madras University 1980
5 BA History Madras University 1977

Area of Specializaion

Archaeology of South India, Field Archaeology, Early Historic Archaeology and Indian Epigraphy

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Certificate of Achievement INTERNATIONAL Shanghai Archaeology Forum 2013 0
2 Best Teacher Award STATE Pondicherry University 2013 0
3 Best Teacher Award STATE Pondicherry University 2012 0

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer Epigraphy and Archaeology Tamil University, Thanjavur
2 Senior Lecturer Epigraphy and Archaeology Tamil University, Thanjavur
3 Reader Epigraphy and Archaeology Tamil University, Thanjavur
4 Professor Epigraphy and Archaeology Tamil University, Thanjavur
5 Professor History Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Technical Officer Marine Archaeology Centre National Institute of Oceanography, Goa Marine Archaeology

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Chronology of Tamil-Brahmi : Problems and solutions K.Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 29:255-272 2018 NA
2 Recent Evidence of Ultrahigh Carbon Steel from Thelunganur, Tamil Nadu K.Rajan, R.Ramesh, Jang Sik Park Man and Environment 42 (2):52-59 2017 NA
3 Recent Evidence of Ultrahigh Carbon Steel from Thelunganur, Tamil Nadu K.Rajan, R.Ramesh and J.S.Park Man and Environment 42(2):52-69 2017 NA
4 Implications of phytolith records from an Early Historicmegalithic burial site at Porunthal in Southern India R.Premathilake,K.Anupama, K.Rajan, S.Prasada, G.Orukaimani, V.P.Yathees Kumar Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Report 1:401-506 2017 NA
5 Eraly Writing System: Some issues and interpretations K. Rajan Puratattva 46:141-155 2016 NA
6 Archaeology of Vellore Region, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan and K.Kumar Man and Environment 41(2):50-67 2016 NA
7 Kodumanal: An Early Historic Industrial-cum-Trade Centre of South India K. Rajan Bulletin of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum 1:45-53 2015 NA
8 A Study on Human Skeletal Remains from Porunthal, Tamil Nadu Roopashree Talanki, Veena Mushrif and K.Rajan Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 3:381-399 2015 NA
9 Kodumanal: An Early Historic Site in South India K. Rajan Man and Environment 40(2):65-79 2015 NA
10 Spectrometric Analysis of Archaeological Pottery Excavated from Alagapuri, Tamil Nadu, India G. Raja Annamalai, R. Ravisankar, A. Rajalakshmi, A. Chandrasekaran, K. Rajan Canadian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 2(1):25-33 2014 NA
11 Spectroscopic characterization of recently excavated archaeological potsherds from Tamilnadu, India with multi-analytical approach G.Raja Annamalai, R.Ravisankar, A.Rajalakshmi, A.Chandrasekaran, K.Rajan Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 133:112-118 2014 NA
12 Archaeological Excavations at Porunthal, District Dindugul, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan, V.P. Yathees Kumar, S. Selvakumar, R. Ramesh and P. Balamurugan Man and Environment 38(2):62-85 2014 NA
13 Tamiḻ Brāhmiyiṉ kālam: Porunthal maṟṟum Koḍumaṇal kāṭṭum puthiya cāṉṟukaḷ K. Rajan Thamizh Perayam 1(1):26-31 2014 NA
14 New evidences on scientific dates for Brāhmī Script as revealed from Porunthal and Kodumanal Excavations K. Rajan and V.P.Yatheeskumar Pragdhara, Journal of U.P. State Archaeology Department 21-22:279-285 2013 NA
15 Mineral analysis in archaeological pottery from porunthal, dindigal dist, tamilnadu, India by FT-IR spectroscopic technique R.Ravisankar, G. Raja Annamalai, K. Rajan, A.Naseerutheen and G.Senthilkumar International Journal of Science Innovations and Discoveries 2(1):53-60 2012 NA
16 Date of Sangam literature and Historical evidences K. Rajan Manarkeni 14:3-8 2012 NA
17 The Geo-Bio and Archaeological Environment of Rock Arts in Krishnagiri Region, Tamil Nadu S.Aruchamy, Rajan, K., Rao, M.V., and V.Subramanian Purakala 19:144-153 2009 NA
18 Archaeological Context of Tamil-Brahmi Script K. Rajan International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 38(1):57-86 2009 NA
19 Palaeolithic Sites in Kaveri Valley of Ariyalur region, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan and M.Ramji Man and Environment 34(1):1-10 2009 NA
20 A Note on Porunthal Excavations K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 20:109-115 2009 NA
21 Further Excavations at Thandikudi, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Man and Environment 33(2):60-70 2008 NA
22 Transoceanic Cross-Cultural Relationship between Penninsular India and Sri Lanka; 5th century BCE-3rd Century CE K. Rajan Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology 5:24-35 2008 NA
23 Rock Art in South India – A Status Report K. Rajan Purakala 18:2-22 2008 NA
24 Situating the Beginning of Early Historic Times in Tamil Nadu: Some issues and reflections K. Rajan Social Scientist 36(1&2):40-78 2008 NA
25 Archaeological Investigations at Thandikudi, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Journal of Ancient Indian History 24:16-32 2008 NA
26 The Earliest Herostones of India K. Rajan History Today 7:118-121 2007 NA
27 Thathappattiyil Tamil-Brahmi Ezhuttuporippu perra nadukal (Tamil-Brahmi Inscribed Inscription on a menhir at Thathappatti) K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 18:16-17 2007 NA
28 Thathappatti: Tamil-Brahmi Inscribed Hero Stone K. Rajan Man and Environment 33(1):39-45 2007 NA
29 The Earliest Hero Stones of India K. Rajan International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 36 (1):51-61 2007 NA
30 Pulimankombai Sanga Kala Nadukarkal (Pulimankombai - Sangam Age Herostones ) K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 17:1-5 2006 NA
31 Thandikudi Agzhaivu (Thandikudi Excavations) K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 17:143-150 2006 NA
32 Excavations at Thandikudi, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Man and Environment 30(2):49-65 2005 NA
33 Excavations at Mayiladumparai, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Man and Environment 29(2):74-89 2005 NA
34 Traditional Gemstone Cutting Technology of Kongu Region in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Indian Journal of History of Science 39(4):385-414 2004 NA
35 Sangam Age : An Archaeological Perspective K. Rajan Indian Historical Studies 1(1):1-22 2004 NA
36 Thandikudi akazhaivu (Excavations at Thandikudi) K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 15:146-148 2004 NA
37 Mayiladumparai akazhaivu (Excavations at Mayiladumparai) K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 14:120-126 2003 NA
38 Archaeology of the Pudukottai Region, Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Man and Environment 23(1):41-56 2003 NA
39 Graffiti Marks of Kodumanal (India and Ridiyagama (Sri Lanka) K. Rajan Man and Environment 27(2):97-106 2002 NA
40 Maritime Trade in Early Historic Trade K. Rajan Man and Environment 27(1):83-98 2002 NA
41 Territorial Division as gleaned from Memorial Stones K. Rajan East and West 51(3&4):359-368 2001 NA
42 Mani, Kacu, Kanam - An Explanation K. Rajan Studies in South Indian Coins 10:114-118 2000 NA
43 Muciri-Alexandria Trade Contract: An Archaeological Approach K. Rajan Pondicherry University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 1&2:93-104 2000 NA
44 Territorial divisions as gleaned from Memorial stones K. Rajan Journal of Epigraphical Society of India 25:79-91 1999 NA
45 Traditional Bead Making Industry K. Rajan Puratattva 28:59-63 1998 NA
46 Role of Natural Resources in the Development of Port in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Journal of Marine Archeology 7-8:12-17 1998 NA
47 Further Excavations at Kodumanal K. Rajan Man and Environment 23(2):65-76 1998 NA
48 Further Excavations at Kodumanal K. Rajan Man and Environment 23(2):65-76 1998 NA
49 Archaeology of South Arcot region with special references to megalithic burial complexes K. Rajan Man and Environment 23(1):93-105 1998 NA
50 Petroglphs of Perumukkal,Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Purakala 7(1-2):3-10 1996 NA
51 Archaeology and the Study of Sangam K. Rajan Studies in Social Sciences 3(1):133-34 1996 NA
52 Port of Musiri K. Rajan Journal of Marine Archeology 5-6:49-53 1995 NA
53 Recent Investigations into the Iron Age Culture of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Journal of Marine Archeology 5-6:33-38 1995 NA
54 Graffiti and Brahmi Script K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 4:76-78 1994 NA
55 Musiri Port - Some New Evidences K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 4:107-110 1994 NA
56 Some New Inscriptions at Sittannavasal K. Rajan Avanam, Journal of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society 3:100 1993 NA
57 Megalithic Culture in North Arcot Region K. Rajan Puratattva 22:35-47 1993 NA
58 Iron and Gemstone Industries as revealed from Kodumanal Excavations K. Rajan Puratattva 20:111-112 1991 NA
59 Archaeology of Dharmapuri District K. Rajan Man and Environment 16(1):37-52 1991 NA
60 Rock Paintings in Dharmapuri Dt. K. Rajan Purakala 2:51-70 1991 NA
61 A Chronological Note on the Punch Marked Coins of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Studies in South Indian Coins 1:17-22 1991 NA
62 New Light on Megalithic Culture K. Rajan Man and Environment 15(1):95-102 1990 NA
63 Megaliths of Kongu Region K. Rajan Tamil Cilization 5:78-90 1987 NA

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 The Emergence of Early Historic Tamil Nadu: The Impact and Implications of Recent Evidences K. Rajan The Ideological Hegemony of the Tamil Classical Literature on the Socio-Cultural and Political Life of Tamil Nadu – Through the Ages 15-64 2015
2 Understanding Contextual Position of Burials in Archaeological Investigations (keynote address) K. Rajan International Confernence on Archaeology of Burial, Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala 1-13 2013
3 Hinterland trade in relation to maritime trade in Early Historic Times – with special reference to Kongu Country K. Rajan Proceedings of the Seminar on Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris: Recent Researches and New Perspectioves on Maritime Trade, Orgaised by the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Kerala 31-39 2013
4 Recent Investigations into the Iron Age Culture of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Proceedings of R.B.Foote Memorial National Seminar on Indian Prehistory and Protohistory (Recent Studies) (ed.) A.Sundara, Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore 235-241 2004
5 Early Maritime Contacts between Rome and Tamizhakam K. Rajan Proceedings of R.B.Foote Memorial National Seminar on Indian Prehistory and Protohistory (Recent Studies) (ed.) A.Sundara, Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore 295-305 2004
6 Early Historic Agriculture in Southern Tamil Nadu: Archaeological Research at Mangudi, Kodumanal and Perur Cooke, M., Fuller, D.Q., and K.Rajan South Asian Archaeology 2003. Proceedings of the seventeeth international conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists 341-350 2003

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Harappa and Its Maritime Trade with Mesopotamia and Beyond K.Rajan UGC Centre for Maritime Studies School of Social Sciences and International Studies Pondicherry University 2019 978-81-940322-4-3
2 Understanding Archaeology – Field Methods, Theories and Practices K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 2016 978-81-907435-5-6
3 Early Writing System – A Journey from Graffiti to Brahmi K. Rajan Pandya Nadu Centre for Historical Research, Madurai 2015 978-81-90745-13-0
4 Archaeology of Amaravathi River Valley Porunthal Excavations K. Rajan and V.P.Yatheeskumar Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal and Sharada Publishing House, New Delhi 2014 978-93-83221-01-1
5 Iron Age – Early Historic Transition in South India : An Appraisal Padmashri Amalananda Ghosh Memorial Lecture K. Rajan Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi 2014 nil
6 Recent Researches in the Archaeology of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 2012 nil
7 Archaeology of the Palani Hills – A Case Study of Thandikudi K. Rajan and N.Athiyaman Sharada Publishing House, Delhi and Heritage India Trust, Thanjavur 2011 978-81-88934-79-9
8 Megalithic Builders of South India: Archaeo-Anthropological Investigations on Human Skeletal Remains from Kodumanal Veena Mushrif-Tripathy, K.Rajan and S. R, Walimbe Aryans Books International, New Delhi-110 002 2011 978173054105
9 Catalogue of Archaeological sites in Tamil Nadu vol. 1 K.Rajan, V.P.Yatheeskumar and Selvakumar Heritage India Trust, Thanjavur 2009 978-81907451-1-6
10 Catalogue of Archaeological sites in Tamil Nadu vol. 2 K.Rajan, V.P.Yatheeskumar and Selvakumar Heritage India Trust, Thanjavur 2009 978-81-907451-2-3
11 Ancient Irrigation Technology – Sluice Technology in Tamil nadu K. Rajan Heritage India Trust, Thanjavur 2008 978881907451-0-9
12 Kalvettiyal (Epigraphy ) K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 2006 978-81-907435-4-9
13 Excavations at Mayiladumparai - A preliminary report K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 2004 978-81-907435-3-2
14 Tolliyalnokkil Sanga Kaalam (Sangam Age - An Archaeolpogical View) K. Rajan Internation Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai 2004 nil
15 Archaeology: Principles and Methods K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 2002 978-81-907435-2-5
16 South Indian Memorial Stones K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 2000 978-81-907435-1-8
17 Archaeology of Palar Basin K. Rajan Tamil University, Thanjavur 2000 978-81-70902669
18 Archaeological Gazetteer of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Manoo Pathippakam, Thanjavur 1997 978-81-907435-0-1
19 Archaeology of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Book India Publishing Company 1994 978-81-856380-6-5

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Early Historic Society as gleaned from Kodumanal Inscribed Potsherds Volume Matrix Method K. Rajan Kailashnath Hetu (Eassys in Prehistory, Protohistory abd Historical Archaeology) – Festschrift to Shri.K.N.Dikshit, Edited by Ajit Kumar, Rajesh, S. New Bharatiya Book Corporation 2017 81-8315-298-8
2 Rock Art in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Rock Art in India (Prof.V.H.Sonamane Felicitation Volume), Edited by. Sadasiba Pradhan and Dibishada B.Garnayak B.R.Pubishing House, Delhi 2017 9789386223371
3 South Indian Stone Beads: Archaeological, Textual and Ethnographic Approach to Traditional Gemstone Industry K. Rajan Stone Beads of South and Southeast Asia – Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connections Edited by Alok Kumar Kanungo Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar and Aryan Books, International, New Delhi 2017 978-81-7305-585-0
4 Situating Iron Age Monuments in South India: A Textual and Ethnographic Approach K. Rajan A Companion to South Asia in the Past (eds.) Gwen Robbins Schug, Subhash R. Walimbe Wiley-Blackwell 2016 978-1-119-05548-8
5 Early Historic Archaeology of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan River Valley Cultures of India (eds.) K.K.Chakrabarthy and G.L.Badam, Aryans Books International, New Delhi-110 002 2015 nil
6 Recent Findings From Kodumanal Excavations K. Rajan Explorations in Soth Indian History, (ed. M.P.Mujeebu Rehman and K.S.Madhavan), Sahithya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society Ltd., Kottayam, Kerala 2014 978-93-84075-35-4
7 Rock Art in Vellore Region K. Rajan Rock Art: Recent Researches and New Perspectives (Festschrift to Padma Shri. Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal), Edited by Ajit Kumar New Bharatiya Book Corporation, Delhi 2014 978-81-8315-263-1
8 Thandikudi K. Rajan History of Ancient India – Protohistoric Foundation (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti and Makkhan Lal, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-481-5
9 South Indian Inscriptions K. Rajan History of Ancient India –Political History and Administration (c. AD 750- 1300) :Regional Powers and their interactions (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti an Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-484-6
10 Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas K. Rajan History of Ancient India – The Texts, Political History and Administration Till c.200 BC (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti and Makkhan Lal, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-482-2
11 Iron Age in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan History of Ancient India – Protohistoric Foundation (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti and Makkhan Lal, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-481-5
12 Mayiladumparai K. Rajan History of Ancient India – Protohistoric Foundation (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti and Makkhan Lal, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-481-5
13 Porunthal K. Rajan History of Ancient India – Protohistoric Foundation (ed. Dilip K.Chakrabarti and Makkhan Lal, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International, New Delhi 2014 978-81-7305-481-5
14 Cultural Transformation from Inron Age to Early Historic Times: A Case Study of the Vaigai River Valley K. Rajan New Dimensions in Tamil Epigraphy, (ed.) Appasamy Murugaiyan Cre – A Chennai 2012 978-81-921302-4-8
15 Mapping Archaeological Sites of Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Space, Time, Place Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ed.) Maurizio Forte, Stefano Campana, Claudia Liuzza BAR International Series 2118 2010 978-1-4073-0659-9
16 Trans-Oceanic Cultural Relation between South India and Sri Lanka K. Rajan Navai N.Athiyaman and A.Thulasendiran, Tamil University, Thanjavur 2010 nil
17 Damili Graffiti and Cave Records K. Rajan Early Historic Tamil Nadu c.300 BCE-300 CE (Essays commemorating Prof. K.Kailasapathy on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death (ed.) K.Indrapala Kumaran Book House, Chennai 2009 978-955-659-168-2
18 History of Archaeological research in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan Archaeologyin India – Individuals, Ideas and Institutions (ed) Gautam Sengupta and Kaushik Gangopadhyay Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. In Association with Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India, Kolkata, New Delhi 2009 81-7307-103-9
19 Emergence of Trade in Early Historic Penninsular India K. Rajan Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia (ed.) Guatam Sengupta and Sharmi Chakraborty Pragati Publications, New Delhi 2008 978-81-730712-1-8
20 Archaeological Investigations at Thandikudi K. Rajan Airavati, (ed.), R.Kalaikovan Varalaru.com 2008 nil
21 Archaeology and Tamil Literature K. Rajan Negotiations with the Past: Classical Tamil in Cotemporary Tamil (eds) M.Kannan and Calos Mena, , Institut Francais de Pondichery and Tamil Chair, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley 2006 nil
22 Muciri-Alexandriya vaniga udanpadikkai – oru tolliyal parvai (Muciri-Alexandriya Trade Contract – An Archaeological view K. Rajan Tamilaka kadalsaar varalaru – anmaikkala aaivukal (Maritime History of Tamil Nadu – Recent Researches), (ed) N.Athiyaman and P.Jeyakumar Tamil University, Thanjavur 2006 nil
23 Satiyaputo and Kera[la]puto in the Light of Jambai Inscription K. Rajan Sir Puspanjali (Recent Researches in Prehistory, Protohistory, Art, Architecture, Numismatics, Iconography and Epigraphy) Dr.C.R.Srinivasan Felicitat Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi. 2004 nil
24 Recent Advances in Early Historic Archaeology of Tamil Nadu K.Rajan, V.P.Yatheeskumar and Selvakumar Kaveri-Studies in Epigraphy, Archaeology and History, Panpattu Veliyittakam, Chennai 2001 nil
25 Seafaring Activities of Tamil Nadu Coast K. Rajan Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1998 NA
26 Kodumanal Excavations - A Report K. Rajan Gauravam - B.K.Gururajarao Felicitation Volume (ed.) K.V.Ramesh Harman Publishing Co. New Delhi 1996 nil
27 Ancient Iron Production Centres -A Case Study K. Rajan Visvambhara - V.S.Pathak Felicitation Volume , (ed.) A.M.Shastri Harman Publishing Co. New Delhi 1995 nil
28 Roman Coins in Coimbatore Region K. Rajan Role of Universities and Research Institutions in Marine Archaeology, (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1994 nil
29 Memorial Stones in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan New Trends in Indian Art and Archaeology , (ed.) N.C.Ghosh and B.U.Nayak, Aditya Prakasan, Delhi 1992 NA
30 Memorial Stones in Tamil Nadu K. Rajan New Trends in Indian Art and Archaeology , (ed.) N.C.Ghosh and B.U.Nayak, Aditya Prakasan, Delhi 1992 nil
31 Stratigraphical position of the Russet coated painted ware K. Rajan K.V.Soundararajan Felicitation Volume (ed.) C.Margabhandhu,et.al., Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi 1991 NA
32 Impact of Climate and Sea level Variations in Historical Context K. Rajan Recent Advances in Marine Archaeology, (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1991 nil
33 Impact of Climate and Sea level Variations in Historical Context K. Rajan Recent Advances in Marine Archaeology, (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1991 NA
34 Port of Periapattinam K. Rajan Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1988 nil
35 Seafaring Activities of Tamil Nadu Coast K. Rajan Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1988 nil
36 Port of Periapattinam K. Rajan Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries (ed.) S.R.Rao, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 1988 NA

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Archaeological Excavations at Kodumanal, Tamil Nadu: Reconstruction of Science and Technology UGC Three Years 11.61 2013
2 Excavations at Kodumanal Archaeological Survey of India One Year 1.00 2012
3 Excavations of a Sangam Age Site – Porunthal Central Institute of Classical Tamil One Year 1.25 2012
4 Demarcation of protected monuments As per ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains (amendment and validation) act – 2010 - a pilot study of koranganathar temple Srinivasanallur, tiru Archaeological Survey of India One Year 5.00 2011
5 Documentation of Built Heritage, Sites and Antiquities from Secondary Sources National Mission for Monuments and Antiquities, Archaeological Survey of India Two years 12.47 2010
6 Early Historic Archaeology: A Study on Cultural Transformation (Tamil Nadu) UGC Two years 5.90 2010
7 Archaeological Excavations at Porunthal Archaeological Survey of India One Year 1.00 2009
8 Archaeological Excavations at Porunthal Central Institute of Classical Tamil One Year 6.00 2009
9 Archaeological Evidences for Ancient Tamil Civilization Central Institute of Classical Tamil One Year 0.63 2007
10 Excavations at Thandikudi Archaeological Survey of India One Year 1.00 2006
11 Excavations at Thandikudi Archaeological Survey of India One Year 1.00 2006
12 Traditional Technology-History of Science with special reference to Tamil Nadu Central Institute of Classical Tamil One Year 0.46 2005
13 Archaeology of Vaigai River Valley, Tamil Nadu UGC Three Years 6.50 2004
14 Excavations at Mayiladumparai Archaeological Survey of India One Year 1.00 2003
15 Ancient Irrigation Technology in Tamil Nadu with special reference to Sluice Technology Indian National Science Academy Two NA 2002
16 Archaeology of Pudukkottai Region Indian Council of Historical Research Two years NA 2002
17 Archaeology of Pudukottai Region Indian Council of Historical Research Two years NA 1999
18 Rock Art in Tamil Nadu Nehru Trust, New DElhi One Year NA 1997
19 Traditional Methods and Present Status of Bead Making and Pearl and Chank Diving in Tamil Nadu Indian National Science Academy Two years NA 1997
20 Technology and Trade in Early Historic Tamil Nadu : An Archaeological Approach UGC Three Years NA 1997
21 Traditional Bead Making Industry in Tamil Nadu Nehru Trust, New DElhi One Year NA 1995
22 Archaeology of South Arcot Region Tamil University, Thanjavur One Year NA 1992
23 Archaeology of North Arcot Region Tamil University, Thanjavur One Year NA 1991
24 Archaeology of Dharmapuri Region Tamil University, Thanjavur One NA 1989

Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2012 M.PHIL 2 History, Pondicherry University
2 2011 M.PHIL 1 History, Pondicherry University
3 2010 M.PHIL 1 History, Pondicherry University
4 2009 M.PHIL 1 History, Pondicherry University
5 2008 M.PHIL 3 History, Pondicherry University
6 2007 M.PHIL 5 History, Pondicherry University
7 2004 M.PHIL 4 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
8 2003 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
9 2002 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
10 2001 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
11 2000 M.PHIL 2 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
12 1999 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
13 1998 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
14 1997 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
15 1996 M.PHIL 2 Epigraphy and Archaeology
16 1994 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University
17 1993 M.PHIL 1 Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 A.S.Gaur NA NA Maritime Archaeology of Gujarat Coast - With reference to Protohistoric Period YES 1998 YES 1998
2 C.R.Gayathri NA NA Archaeology of Lower Kaveri River Valley YES 03-01-2017 NO
3 R.N.Kumaran NA NA Second Urbanization in Gujarat YES 2014 YES 2014
4 K.Kumar NA NA Archaeology of Vellore Region YES 2011 YES 2011
5 S.Suganthi NA NA Society and Culture in Later Medieval Tamil Nadu YES 2010 YES 2010
6 M.Saranyaa NA NA Archaeology of Kodaikanal Region YES 2009 YES 2009
7 N.Athiyaman NA NA Ancient Tamil Architecture YES 2007 YES 2007
8 T.Subramanaian NA NA Archaeology of Tagadur Region YES 2006 YES 2006
9 S.Neelavathi NA NA Historical Geography and Society of Thanjavur Region YES 2002 YES 2002
10 M.Rajesh NA NA Archaeology of Southern Tamil Nadu (With Special Reference to Virudunagar Region) YES 27.04.2017 YES 25-02-2019
11 Ajit Kumar NA NA An Analytical Study of Sculptural Bas-Reliefs in early Buddhist caves of Western India YES 2004 YES 2004
12 V.Maheswaran NA NA Saiva Temples in Medieval Tamil Nadu - A Social Review YES 2004 YES 2004
13 Ehhlil Adirai NA NA A Socio-Cultural Study of Nannilam Region (AD 600-1600) YES 2005 YES 2005
14 V.D.N.S. Gunawardana 29-10-2010 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2010-11/595 The Role of Traders, Rulers, Monks in Monetary transactions of Ancient Sri Lanka YES 14-11-2013 YES 28-08-2014
15 P.Balamurugan 27-07-2012 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2012-13 Historical Archaeology of Vaigai River Valley, Tamil Nadu YES 05-12-2016 YES 02-02-2018
16 G.Pauldurai 24.07.2012 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2012-13 Historical Archaeology of Vellar River Valley, Southern Tamil Nadu YES 30-10-2017 YES 31-07-2018
17 V.P.Yathees Kumar 14-12-2007 NA Archaeology of Amaravathi River Valley, Tamil Nadu YES 08-09-2011 YES 20-01-2012
18 A.Perumal 11-09-2008 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2008-09/595 Historical and Cultural Geography of Kanniyakumari Region YES 12-03-2014 YES 03-12-2014

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink
1 Art and Architecture of India Rock-cut Architecture of Pallavas e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
2 Art and Architecture of India Monolithic Temples of Pallavas e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
3 Art and Architecture of India Structural Temples of Pallavas e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
4 Art and Architecture of India Rock-cut Architecture of Pandyas e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
5 Art and Architecture of India Structural Temples of Cholas e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
6 Art and Architecture of India Pallava Art e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
7 Art and Architecture of India Pallava - Paṇḍya Paintings e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
8 Art and Architecture of India Chola Paintings e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof. Ravi Korisettar Prof. Ravi Korisettar
9 Principles and Methods of Archaeology Definition and Scope of Archaeology e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.K.P.Rao Prof.R.N.Singh
10 Principles and Methods of Archaeology An introduction to Dating System e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.K.P.Rao Prof.R.N.Singh
11 Principles and Methods of Archaeology Relative Dating Methods e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.K.P.Rao Prof.R.N.Singh
12 Principles and Methods of Archaeology Absolute Dating Methods: Radiocarbon Dating e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.K.P.Rao Prof.R.N.Singh
13 Principles and Methods of Archaeology Absolute Dating Methods (Excluding Radiocarbon dating) e-PG-Pathshala 2017 https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ Prof.K.P.Rao Prof.R.N.Singh

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Archaeological Exploration and Excavation Methods Department of History Central University, Tiruvarur National 06-04-2018 06-04-2018 2018
2 Environmental Archaeology Refresher Course in Ecology Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 19-01-2018 19-01-2018 2018
3 Recent Advances in Kongu Studies One Day Workshop on Kongu Studies GVG Vislakshi College, Udumalaipettai Regional 20-01-2018 20-01-2018 2018
4 Creation of National Identity 122nd Orientation Course Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 26-02-2018 26-02-2018 2018
5 Contributions of Science to Field Archaeology Graduation Day Speech Indian Institute of Archaeology Kerala Council of Historical Research, Thriruvananthapuram Regional 25-01-2018 25-01-2018 2018
6 Creation of National Identity 123rd Orientation Course, Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 01-03-2018 01-03-2018 2018
7 Advances in South Indian History Refresher Course in History Political Science and Public Administration, Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry Universi National 15-03-2018 15-03-2018 2018
8 Discoveries in South Indian Archaeology Refresher Course in History, Political Science and Public Administration, Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry Universi National 16-03-2018 16-03-2018 2018
9 Evolution of Tamil Script: An Archaeological Perspective Indian Heritage Centre, National Heritage Board of Singapore, Singapore Inernational 14-05-2017 15-05-2017 2017
10 Inscriptions as Historical Sources Refresher Course in Research Methodology, Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National 13-02-2017 13-02-2017 2017
11 Exploration and Excavation Methods in land and sea Refresher Course in Research Methodology, Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National 07-02-2017 07-02-2017 2017
12 Reconstruction of the Past – An Archaeological Perspective 121st Orientation Course Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry National 11-09-2017 11-09-2017 2017
13 Water Management Systems in Peninsular India - – A Case Study of Sluice Technology based Tank Irri National Conference on Water Management in Peninsular India: Historical Perspectives Department of Studies and Research in History and Archaeology, Tumkur University, Karnataka National 05-05-2017 05-05-2017 2017
14 Date of Tamil-Brahmi : Issues and Interpretations Sri.T.N.Subramanaiam Endowment Lecture Annual Conference of the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society, Gangaikondacholapuram National 22-07-2017 22-07-2017 2017
15 The Emergence of Early Historic South India: The Impact and Implications of Recent Evidences Department of History Delhi University National 06-09-2017 06-09-2017 2017
16 Sangam Age: An Archaeological Perspective Refresher Course in Tamil Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 23-10-2017 23-10-2017 2017
17 Sangam literature and archaeology Refresher Course in Tamil, Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 10-11-2016 10-11-2016 2016
18 Sangam Literature and Archaeology Workshop on Sangam Literature and Contemporary Literature Department of Foreign Countries, Tamil University, Thanjavur. Regional 30-05-2016 30-05-2016 2016
19 South Indian Neolithic and Megalithic and Archaeological Excavations of Tamil Nadu Institute of Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi National 17-05-2016 17-05-2016 2016
20 Recent Advanvces in Understanding Early Historic Tamil Nadu Prof.Rajendran Endowment Lecture Dept. of History, Loyola College, Chennai Regional 21-09-2016 21-09-2016 2016
21 Early Writing System – Some Issues and Interpretations Dr.Gift Siromony Endowment lecture Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai. Regional 08-01-2016 08-01-2016 2016
22 Cultural Transformation from Iron Age to Early Historic Centenary Lecture Series of the Department of Studies in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore National 21-04-2016 21-04-2016 2016
23 Gemstone Technology as gleaned from Kodumanal Excavations Workshop on stone knapping and bead making Dept. of Archaeology, MS University, Vadodara Inernational 05-10-2016 05-10-2016 2016
24 Temples of Cholas World Heritage Day Archaeological Survey of India, Darasuram Temple, Darasuram Regional 18-04-2016 18-04-2016 2016
25 Understanding Contextual Position of Burials in Archaeological Investigations International Conference on Archaeology of Burial Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala Inernational 11-01-2016 11-01-2016 2016
26 Kodumanal and its role in Indian Ocean Trade National Seminar on The Making of the Indian Subcontinent: Indian Ocean Perspective. National Museum, Govt. of India, New Delhi National 06-01-2015 06-01-2015 2015
27 Political Organisation during Early Historic Times (Valedictory Address) National Seminar on the Ideological Hegemony of the Tamil Classical Literature on the Socio-Cultural and Political Life of Tamil Nadu – Through the Dept. of Tamil, Periyar EVR College Prichirappalli National 27-02-2015 27-02-2015 2015
28 Understanding the Archaeological Sources in a given cultural context National Level Workshop on Research Project and Thesis Writing in History Dept. of History, NGM College, Pollachi National 02-03-2015 02-03-2015 2015
29 Rock Art of Tamil Nadu The World of Rock Art Exhibition 2015 Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi; Tamil University, Saraswathi Mahal Library, A National 07-05-2015 07-05-2015 2015
30 An Archaeological Perspective of Sangam Literature Ten days Workshop on Sangam Literature: An Archaeological View Dept. of Tamil, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram National 16-02-2015 16-02-2015 2015
31 World Heritage Monuments and Architectural Legacy of Tamil Nadu Cultural Awareness Programme organized on National Museum Day by Archaeological Survey of India and Dept. of History, Kumbakonam Govt. College for Women, Kumbakonam Regional 18-05-2014 18-05-2014 2014
32 South Indian History in the light of recent archeological discoveries at Kodumanal, Porundal and oth Department of History Central University, Tiruvarur National 17-10-2014 17-10-2014 2014
33 Archaeological Excavations at Kodumanal Institute of Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi National 13-06-2014 13-06-2014 2014
34 Recent Advances the Study of South Indian Megalithic culture Institute of Archaeology Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi National 12-06-2014 12-06-2014 2014
35 World Heritage Monuments and Architectural Legacy of Tamil Nadu World Heritage Day Government College for Women (Autonomus), Kumbakonam National 18-05-2014 18-5-2014 2014
36 Iron Age – Early Historic Transition in South India : An Appraisal admashri Amalananda Ghosh Memorial Lecture Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi National 25-08-2014 28-08-2014 2014
37 Recent Archaeological Investigations in Tamil Nadu Inscriptions and Excavations of Classical Age Govt. Arts College, Ariyalur Regional 01-02-2013 01-02-2013 2013
38 Archaeological Excavations at Kodumanal Identity of Tamil Culture-Kodumanal People Welfare Organisation, Erode Regional 14-07-2013 14-07-2013 2013
39 Ancient Irrigation System in Tamil Nadu Refresher Course in Geo-sciences Academic Staff College, Bharathidasan University, Trichy National 02-02-2013 02-02-2013 2013
40 Sangam Age – An interdisciplinary approach Refresher Course in Tamil Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University National 05-02-2013 05-02-2013 2013
41 Sectional Presidential Address on Early Historic South India: Some Issues and Reflections on Cultura Andhra Pradesh History Congress 36th Annual Session Preseidential Address – Ancient Andhra History and Archaeology Section Andhra Pradesh History Congress National 07-01-2012 08-01-2012 2012
42 Landscape Archaeology in the context of Cultural Transformation National Seminar onThe Enduring Landscape Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkatta National 05-11-2012 07-11-2012 2012
43 Kodumanal Ceramics International Workshop on Indian Ocean Trade and the Archaeology of Technology British Museum and Kerala Council of Historical Research and funded by British Academy International 12-09-2012 16-09-2012 2012
44 Recent Archaeological Excavations in Tamil Nadu:Fndings and Interpretations Dr.T.Sundararaj and Dr.N.Arunachalam Endowment for Fr.Anglade St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli Regional 07-09-2012 07-09-2012 2012
45 Sangam Age – A Review Silver Jubliee Seminar, Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil Language and Literature Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil Language and Literature, Pondicherry University Regional 26-05-2012 26-05-2012 2012
46 Early Historic Ports and trade centres of South India National Seminar on Marine Archaeology with special reference to Ancient Ports and Maritime Centres in Tamil Nadu Department of History Providence College for Women, Coonoor National 05-10-2012 05-10-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Tenth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy Jointly held by the CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris and the Department of History, P Pondicherry University International 16-09-2013 20-09-2013 2013
2 International Workshop on Indian Ocean Exchange and the Archaeology of Technology: Personal Adornmen Jointly organised by the Pondicherry Univeristy, Britsh Museum and Kerala Council of Historical Rese Pondicherry University International 15-08-2013 19-08-2013 2013
3 Ninth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy Jointly held by the CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris and the Department of History, P Pondicherry University International 06-08-2012 17-08-2012 2012
4 Traning Programme on Archaeological Investigation: Theory and Practice Jointly organised by the Pondicherry Univeristy and Central Institute of Classical Tamils, MHRD, Che Pondicherry University National 21-05-2012 30-05-2012 2012
5 Regional Workshop on Documentation of Built Heritage, Sites and Antiquities National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, Archaeological Survey of India Pondicherry University Regional 10-01-2011 12-01-2011 2011
6 Eigth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy Jointly held by the CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris and the Department of History, P Pondicherry University International 11-07-2011 21-07-2011 2011
7 Workshop on New Perspectives on Village Judicial Assemblies and Customary Law in Tamil Nadu Jointly organised by Pondicherry University and French Institute of Pondcherry Pondicherry University National 14-11-2011 15-11-2011 2011
8 National seminar on Socio-Cultural Transformations in early South India UGC Pondicherry University National 29-09-2010 30-09-2010 2010
9 Seventh International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy Jointly held by the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences historiques et philologi Pondicherry University International 05-07-2010 16-07-2010 2010
10 Workshop-cum-training programme for Archaeological Excavation Jointly organised by the Pondicherry Univeristy and Central Institute of Classical Tamils, MHRD, Che Porunthal, Palani, Tamil Nadu Regional 15-05-2010 20-06-2010 2010
11 National Seminar on “Cultural Transformation from Iron Age to early Historic : An Archaeological P Central Institute of Classical Tamil Pondicherry University National 25-03-2009 27-03-2009 2009

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 International Workshop on Indian Ocean Exchange and the Archaeology of Technology: Personal Adornmen Kerala Council of Historical Research Pondicherry University 5 days International 15-08-2013 19-08-2013 2013
2 Tenth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris Pondicherry University 5 days International 16-09-2013 20-09-2013 2013
3 Tenth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris Pondicherry University International 16-09-2013 20-09-2013 2013
4 International Workshop on Indian Ocean Exchange and the Archaeology of Technology: Personal Adornmen Jointly organised by the Pondicherry Univeristy, Britsh Museum and Kerala Council of Historical Rese Pondicherry University International 15-08-2013 19-08-2013 2013
5 Traning Programme on Archaeological Investigation: Theory and Practice Central Institute of Classical Tamils, MHRD, Chennai Pondicherry University 10 days National 21-05-2012 30-05-2012 2012
6 Ninth International Workshop on Tamil Epigraphy CNRS-UMR 7528 - Mondes iranien et indien, Paris Pondicherry University 12 days International 06-08-2012 17-08-2012 2012

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Society for South Asian Studies Founder Member and Executive Member 2015
2 Society of South Asian Archaeologists Founder Member 2015
3 South Indian Numismatic Society Life Member 2000
4 Tamil Nadu Archaeological Society, Thanjavur Treasurer and Secretary 2000
5 Indian Society for History and Culture, New Delhi Life Member 2000
6 World Megalithic Association, Seoul, South Korea Life Member 1998
7 Rock Art Society of India, Agra Joint Secretary 1990
8 Society for Marine Archaeology, Goa Founder Member 1989
9 Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi Life Member 1989
10 Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune Life Member 1989

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Board of Research Studies, Indian Maritime University, Chennai Since 07-08-2017 Academic
2 Member, Technical Committee for Explorations and Excavations, Government of Telangana Since 6-10-2016 Preservation and conservation of Archaeological Sites
3 Member of Search-cum-Selection Committee, Director General, National Museum 2013 To select Director General of National Museum
4 Member of Search-cum-Selection Committee, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India 2013 To select Director General of Archaeological Survey of India
5 Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Underwater Archaeology, (Distance mode) Tamil University, Thanj 24.06.2013 to 23.06.2016 To frame syllabus
6 Member, Board of Studies, Department of Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil Univeristy, Thanjavur 14.11.2011 to 24.02.2012 To frame syllabus
7 Member, Board of Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 25.07.2012 to 04.02.2013 To frame syllabus
8 Member of High Level Committee for the Development of Arikamedu constituted by His Excellancy the Li 11.03.2011-10.03.2012 Preservation and conservation of Archaeological Sites
9 Head (i/c), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University 08.05.2010 - 30.04.2011 To look after the academic and administrative responsibilities
10 SAP Coordinator, Dept. of History, Pondicherry University 01.04.2009 to 31.03.2014 To look after the academic and administrative responsibilities
11 Head, Dept. of History, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 16.01.2007 - 15.01.2010 To look after the academic and administrative responsibilities
12 Head, Dept. of Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University, Thanjavur 26.3.2003 - 31.11.2006 To look after the academic and administrative responsibilities
13 Member, State Level Implementation Committee, National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, Archaeo 2007-2012 To look after the implementation of the NMMA scheme
14 Member, Board of Studies, Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India 2008-2011 To frame syllabus
15 Honourary Consultant for Exhibition named "Kaalachakra" organised by the National Library Board of S 2007 To arrange the cultural relations between India and SEA
16 UGC Review Committee Member, SAP Programme, Delhi University 20018 To review the academic activities under SAP
17 Member, Assessment Committee for Marine Archaeology, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 2008 To assess the academic activities of the Marine Archaeology Centre
18 Member, Central Advisory Board of Archaeology, Department of Culture, Govt. of India 26.09.2009 – 25.09.2013 Preservation and conservation of Archaeological Sites
19 Member, Board of Research Studies, Indian Maritime University, Chennai 07.08.2017 to 06.08.2020 To take policy decisions
20 Member, Faculty Grievances Redressal Committee, Pondicherry University 28.02.2018 to 27.02.2020 To address the faculty grievances
21 Member, Malpractices and Lapses Evaluation Committee, Pondicherry University 2018 To address and eradicate the malpractices
22 Member, Advisory Committee, Design Innovation Centre, Pondicherry University 2018 To encourage and guide innovations
23 Member, Steering Committee, NAAC, Pondicherry University 2018 To extend help to prepare NAAC report
24 Member, Research Advisory Committee, Pondicherry University 2018 To take policy decisions
25 Member, Committee to finalize Seniority List for Non-Academic 2018 To prepare seniority list
26 Member, Annual Report Committee for the yer 2017-2018, Pondicherry University 2018 To prepare annual report
27 Member, MoU Evaluation Committee, PU 28.12.2018 to 27.12..2020 To evaluate and recommend the MoU

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Ford Foundation and French Institute of Pondicherry Team Head Tamil University, Thanjavur NATIONAL Historical Atlas of South India 2005 2008 2005 2008 Historical Atlas of Tamil Nadu from Ancient Times to Vijayanagar period has prepared in Digital format by using GIS
2 National Institute of Oceanography and Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department Diver-cum-Archaeologist Pondicherry University NATIONAL Undertaking underwater archaeological expeditions 2008 2009 2008 2009 Underwater Archaeological expeditions were undertaken in Poompuhar waters
3 Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Team Haed Pondicherry University, Pondicherry NATIONAL Documentation of Rock Art in Tamil Nadu 2008 2009 2008 2009 All the rock art sites of Tamil Nadu were documented

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date